The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Check Point Software Technologies.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CheckPoint
North West / Cheshire
Rank 38 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing CheckPoint 9 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.86% 0.67% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 4.13% 1.67% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Median daily rate £400 £600 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +40.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
218 360 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.95% 40.45% 48.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 200 176
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +37.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing CheckPoint as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CheckPoint across the Cheshire region.

CheckPoint Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint across the Cheshire region.

CheckPoint Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

CheckPoint
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 5 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £400 -
Chester - 1 - -
CheckPoint
North West

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CheckPoint also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CheckPoint.

1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Workday
3 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) Local Government
4 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) SSH
4 1 (7.69%) SSL
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Check Point Specialist
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Workday Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Check Point Support
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Support
4 1 (7.69%) HR Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Management
2 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Workday
3 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Saba
4 1 (7.69%) VMware